Thursday, March 22, 2012

I created a website for the digital stamps I started drawing to sell them to the crafty people out there who love to make cards or scrapbook. I just started the website and creating the stamps so bear with me as this is all new and I am trying to tweek the design of the website as well as draw something everyday to get more things up on the site, but I just thought I'd start putting the word out there and hopefully you guys will help me spread the word and get the website out there so people can start finding it. This is not an easy task as I can't even get google to find my website ha! I also have a page of acrylic and rubber stamps on there that I sell so please go take a look and if anyone has any comments or can help me I'd appreciate it!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Spinning Craze

I made the mistake of watching youtube videos one day and somehow came across spinning wheels and spinning fibers into yarn ... wow I thought scrapbooking was an expensive hobby ... I am obsessed with this new craft ... I have been hitting fibers shows whenever they come up even driving hours to get there ... bought a spinning wheel and have made tools to process the fiber into roving so I can spin it, which is also expensive because I had to buy a grinder and a drill press ... this is just so far ... more tools to come I'm sure. I also want to make a drum carder and buy a woolee winder for my wheel. I absolutly love doing all of this though and I've joined the Northeast Ohio spinners and weavers guild, which of course makes me feel old ha ha ha. But in a hobby like this you can learn a lot from other people who have been doing it longer. It also gets me out of the house as they have a spin-in every thursday night and a bunch of ladies get together and work on whatever projects they are doing and chat while working. I have been knitting and crocheting for the past year like crazy, which is unusual that I haven't felt the need to switch to another craft in such a long time ... which is why I haven't posted anything on my blog. I am getting further and further behind on Kylie's scrapbooking too ... I really should force myself to do some pages to try to not get too far behind, but of course I'm obsessed and can't.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentines for the class

Well Kylie and I have been busy making Valentines for her kindergarten class, 12 boys and 11 girls, I have all 12 boys complete but only 3 of the girls and the card we made for her teacher, I did little packs of candy to go with them just for a little something for the kids ... I got these svg's from, they had many to choose from and I was going to make the rest of them but it was easier to just do all the same for the boys and all the same for the girls ... still thinking I might make the rest for the teacher to put up in her classroom but that is probably wishful thinking because I will probably be lucky to finish the other 8 girls before the 14th hee hee.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bejeweled butterfly card

Sorry I haven't been around much ... the tv season is back in full swing and I've been trying to catch up on all the new shows to see which ones I like and which I don't ... not to mention I heard about mad men and I've been watching all 3 seasons of it, love it ... which new shows do you like? I haven't been in the crafting mood at all lately but my computer got a virus and while I was wiping my hard drive and reloading everything I had hours and hours to kill so I made this card ... I just don't understand why someone doesn't put a stop to these viruses when they know about them and where they come from??? The stamp I used for this is from Paper trey ink and I glued jewels in a few places on it that matched ... I used the cuttlebug folder that matched the swirls of the stamp. I bought this pretty colored dark pink ribbon and I had the hardest time finding some kind of paper to match and make a card, it is a little off but in the same family. This fit in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz which is distressing, the white designer paper is torn. The challenge at Stamp Something is bling it, which the jewels fit.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Snow is coming!

This weeks challenge at Whimsy Stamps is sugar & spice/frogs & snails, either make a girl or boy card, I chose girl of course! Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge is to make a card or project for the woman in your life and to use pink as your main color. Papertake Weekly Challenge is a sketch that I followed to make this card. Copic Buzz Challenge is to color your embellishements as well, I colored the center of all my snowflakes pink, although you can't tell well in the photo except for the silver charm, it was baby blue before. Cute Card Thursday Challenge is to add a charm, the metal silver snowflake is mine. Pollycraft Challenge is 5 S words ... snowflakes, sparkle, spots, stripes & swirls, if you use all 5 which I did you get a bonus free download image! The image is from Mo's Digital, and I've seen her colored as a boy also so this is such a great digi! I glued glitter all over the snow and used stickles for sparkle on the flakes and the bottom of her scarf. I actually used scraps I had for the layout and it wasn't too hard finding the spots, swirls and stripes to match.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween challenges galore!

There are a bunch of challenges this week that are make a card for halloween, I've made this card for the challenges and I don't like how it turned out at all ... but it is what it is right? Copic Creations is having a color pumpkins challenge this week and I bought this cute digi just for this challenge, actually I bought several and decided on this one. Creative Card Crew is make a celebration card and they listed halloween as one of the celebrations so I'm including them also. A Spoon Full of Sugar is make a halloween card. Simon Says Stamp Challenge is make a halloween card. Cuttlebug Challenge is make a halloween or fall card. Die Cut Dreams is make a color combo of black, purple, orange & green following their sketch, which I did. I'm sure there are more challenges out there that I didn't come across since it is October and tis the season for them but this should do hee hee. I used stickles on her headband and for the purple swirls. I found the spider brad at the local craft store and fell in love with them. I cut around the skulls on the designer paper to slide the paper behind so as not to cover them up.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Punkin Patch

The new Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential started this week and their first challenge is to make a halloween card without a halloween image stamp ... so I decided to make pumpkins out of buttons ... I cut out my own stem stamp and stamped them with some leaves around where the buttons would be and used a stampin up stamp for the punkin patch sign and drew around everthing with a black marker ... I like how it turned out ... the challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges is stitching and besides the cardstock I used having stitching on it I stitched around the circle I punched for the owl to peak through and around the pumpkins. The challenge at Stampin B's Design Team is to use a pumpkin on your card ... I think these qualify! And lastly the Pile It On Challenge is of course to do more than one challenge and to add something 3-D on your project!

Cupcake w/ sprinkles svg free download

Here is a cupcake with sprinkles svg ... hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's different

Here's a card I started making for a challenge but didn't get it done on time so I finished it last night and am just gonna submit it for one challenge this time, Die Cut Dreams is to use ribbon and/or trims on your project ... I used a new stitch on this card which didn't turn out perfect but I needed more dark brown so the sentiment and clock didn't stick out so much.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dotted vein leaf svg free download

Here is a leaf that is a little different and funky ... fun for a layout ... hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I had to work the bugs out!

The challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week is "cute as a bug", you have to use a bug on your project, I used many bugs ... Basic Grey's Challenge is embossing, I used basic grey paper for the card and heat embossed all the bugs in a different color ... Stamp Something Challenge is your favorite layout ... Whimsy Stamps Challenge is "the eyes have it", you have to use at least one eyelet on your project, mine is a butterfly eyelet, it is by the bow ... Simon Says Stamps Challenge is stitching, I broke out the sewing machine for this one. I didn't notice that the ribbon was crooked until after I uploaded the picture and since I'm getting sick I didn't feel like retaking it, sorry.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

So fruity!

I looked at her shirt and thought they were apples so I picked out some papers with strawberries and one with cherries thinking I'd go with the whole fruit theme, then I saw the slices on her shirt and headband and realized they are oranges, too late because my head was seeing this card already with the papers I picked out, so I decided I'd just make the slices lime slices and I could still do it ... it worked out kinda ... I followed the sketch at Creative Inspirations Challenge and I followed Whiff of Joy Challenge which this week is 6 brads, 3 patterned paper and 2 flowers which I realized would still fit in with this sketch so I did a twofer hee hee.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

My drama queen has attitude!

Kylie just turned 5 and has recently gotten some attitude ... I have to admit that sometimes it's cute ... but mostly not so much! I had to buy this gorjuss girl stamp when I saw it because it makes me think of Kylie everytime I look at it ... this is my first gorjuss girl purchase and I just love her! I followed the sketch this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge ... I actually loved this sketch after I started working it ... it was a lot of fun! I first stamped her in black and got her half colored in before I realized she was sticking out like a sore thumb so I stamped her in a couple different shades of brown ... the one I didn't use Kylie asked if she could have ... she made her very first card with it, matted and everything ... she made it for me can you tell??? ha. Pink is her favorite color. She'll be wanting her own blog soon!
I am spreading the word about a new challenge blog for the Gorjuss girls! I have loved them since I first saw them and I've finally started getting them in the mail yippeeeee! If you're interested in the challenge or want to try out for the design team ... help spread the word and become a follower! Totally Gorjuss

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Looks like spring!

I got some new stamps in the mail and had to color them up right away, I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday Challenge for this one and used the colors I had closest for the Copic Colour Challenge which are V06, B23 and BG23 ... I had V04, B24 and the closest BG I have is BG05 so I colored her with what I have here and she still turned out cute.

Nuts about fall!

I didn't try real hard this week to fit too many challenges into this card hee hee. I did this one in autumn theme to fit in with the Stamp with Fun Challenge, added buttons to fit the Whimsy Stamps Challenge ... added some ink and distressed the cardstock to fit the Cupcake Craft Challenge and finally I decorated the inside of the card to fulfill the requirements for Creative Card Crew Challenge
... I love this sweet little image ... I cut her with my largest oval nestie and it meant cutting off her toes but I thought that was ok, I cut a little larger oval and when I was laying them on the card she looked crooked to me so I turned both ovals opposite each other and it seemed to work and this way you could see the other decorative paper a little more ... I colored her with my copics. I used cardstock that is embossed with leaves and acorns .... wish I could find an embossing folder like this!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Black, Gray and Neon Green!

I have done this card to cover two challenges ... the first is at Copic Buzz Challenge which is to use black and gray ... I think my designer paper takes care of that alone ... I also used gray and black copics to color the witch, she was a free digi given to do the challenge with ... the second is Colour Create Challenge which is neon green and black ... this was fun to try and get the whole thing to be just those two colors, I colored the white cardstock a pale green also even though it still looks white in the photo, she actually has green skin and is shaded which you can really see in person and can see a little if you click on the picture to make it larger ... the only white on the card is the stitches and dots ... this was a fun challenge to do!

My Favorite Things

The challenge over at Stamp Something this week is to use your favorite papers or color combination ... this is not so easy as most of you know to pick a favorite, this is one of mine ... as is this stamp. I put stickles on her headband, bracelet and necklace, although you can only see it on the headband in the picture ... I really enjoyed trying to make her clothes match the cardstock which I couldn't quite get on the shirt but I got it close ... I colored her with my copics in the only colors I had that were close.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fall card for seven challenges

I'm going for a record here and I don't think I'll ever break it, this is for seven challenges and boy did I luck out finding some that are similar! The first one is Stamp Something Challenge which is to use your favorite embellishment ... I picked flowers because summer is almost over and I won't be using them much until spring again! The second is LaLa Land Crafts Challenge which is at least three different embellishments ... again the flowers, buttons and a brad. The third is Simon Says Stamp Challenge, which is three embellishments, two papers, and one image ... I really wanted to mat everything in orange but I was afraid that would put me at 3 papers! The fourth is Crazy 4 Challenges ... for this I followed the sketch. The fifth is Copic Creations Challenge which is to combine your prismacolor pencils with your copics, which I did and loved this technique and will use it almost everytime now! The sixth is Copic Colour Challenge which is to use YR68, G94 and Y38 ... I used Y38 and YR68 in her shirt and the closest to G94 I have is BG93. The seventh and final challenge is Charisma Cardz Challenge which is flower power and flowers have to be your main focus and I figure with her holding the bouquet and the 3 flower embellishment this fits the bill quite nicely ... phew that was something just writing out this post and linking everything! hee hee.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall trio

I actually got this card to cover three challenges ... this months challenge over at Creatalicious is to make a creation with this colour combo pink or plum,with burgundy and green. Also add some sort of lace,ribbon or fibre etc.... I did pink, burgundy and green, and added a variegated fibre that covered my three shades of green I colored in the picture ... the challenge over at Papertake Weekly is "faking it" ... I did faux stitching ... and the last challenge I got this card to cover is over at A Spoon Full of Sugar which is "fall into autumn" and I colored every flower like a fall mum, plus the card is fall-ish colors, sorta ... plus I messed up her skin and now she has a tan like early fall hee hee. I colored her using my copics and the paper is from basic grey ... this card was really fun to make. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A young wicked witch

I was gonna give her ruby slippers but they would have clashed with her outfit hee hee. Here is my submission for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge which is fall colors ... up for a little interpretation on our parts and mine is of course halloween ... love the fall and halloween both, wish we could enter this one more than once! I colored this image from mo's digital stamps with my copics and heat embossed the buckle on her hat in silver ... she was fun to do!

Snowman card

I made this card last week and have been waiting to find a challenge that I could submit it to ... I finally did yippeee! ha. They are having black white and one other color over at Pollycraft Challenge ... mine is black white and red ... I got this digi free from somewhere? I know I should keep track ... I used my snow dots embossing folder for the red cardstock and colored the snoman with my copics, I didn't have any light blue or cool grays so I had to use my warm grays to color in the white, he looks dirty but aren't all men dirty?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

3 Flower Border svg free download

It's quick and simple, but you can line a bunch of these 3 Flower Borders up next to each other and create a cute flower border along your scrapbook page or card! This is a good one to use your weld button in SCAL!

New ribbon rack

Look what I made tonight, it's a rack to hold my growing ribbon supply! I took 4 pieces of board and nailed them together, covered the back with two cardboard boxes that I unfolded, cut to fit and nailed in place. I drilled holes every 5" down the sides for dowels to slide into and covered the ends with little wooden spools that I wound thread around to make them match my room and look like miniature spools of thread, since this is also my sewing room! I spray painted the whole thing black and now I have room to buy more ribbon ... uh oh! Now I have to hang it in the only spot in the room it will fit and cut the dowel rods shorter and post a picture in with my scraproom photos.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

I love Lizzie!

Ok, so I changed the ribbon and made the holly bigger and painted it to match, like the bigger holly, not too sure about the ribbon, best match I could find at my store ... I'm thinking I need to get one of the bow perfect thing-a-ma-jiggy things, I thought I could tie a bow, but boy oh boy am I having problems lately with them twisting and stuff, it's aggravating me!

I got two new stamps in the mail today and actually made a card with both, astounding! I did this one with Whiff of Joy's Lizzie, she is just too cute ... I did the challenge at Copic Colour Challenge which is R29, BG05 and Y15, I actually had R29, the lowest number BG I have is 10 and I had to use Y11 as it was also my closest choice, she ended up looking quite like the holidays, so I made her an xmas card and I followed Mercy's sketch #38 this week to complete two more challenges ... did I tell you I had an obsessive behavior problem? hee hee! This is the only ribbon I had that was even close, I will be going to the store tomorrow to get a better color and not so wide! I also think I'm going to have to break out the acrylic paints and make that holly match too! ha.